Covid Vaccine - Temporarily locked

Whittakerr replied on 09/11/2020 12:10

Posted on 09/11/2020 12:10

Some good news. It seems one of the trial vaccines offers 90% protection against the virus. The developers have applied for an emergency approval to use the vaccine by the end of the month. UK has an order in place for 30m doses.

Rocky 2 buckets replied on 09/11/2020 12:48

Posted on 09/11/2020 12:41 by Tinwheeler

It's progress but, as per that link, it's not cut and dried by any means.

Posted on 09/11/2020 12:48

Plus the Oxford vaccine group is confident that their vax may be available last quarter 2020 to first quarter 2021. Yup it’s quite astounding considering they bring vaccines to market usually within a 10yr time frameπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

EasyT replied on 09/11/2020 13:11

Posted on 09/11/2020 13:11

I think it unlikely that in the near future that we receive 10 million doses at most. Is that to immunise 5 million people as  2 doses required to immunise each. If by the end of the year we are able to immunise 5 million people there will have to be a decision on who they are offered to. 

Personally I doubt we will immunise as many as a million by end January.

Tinwheeler replied on 09/11/2020 13:17

Posted on 09/11/2020 13:17

The vaccine will first of all be offered to front line caring staff. That has always been the plan. It will then progress to the extremely vulnerable and so on down the line.

Whether that applies to all countries of the UK, I have no idea.

EasyT replied on 09/11/2020 13:27

Posted on 09/11/2020 13:17 by Tinwheeler

The vaccine will first of all be offered to front line caring staff. That has always been the plan. It will then progress to the extremely vulnerable and so on down the line.

Whether that applies to all countries of the UK, I have no idea.

Posted on 09/11/2020 13:27

Maybe. I would guess at front line caring staff getting first call but, if I was giving out the offers The extremely vulnerable would not be next inline as they are probably isolating to a degree and therefore less likely to infect many themselves. With limited vaccine I would rather target such as to reduce spread than sav an individual life

Whittakerr replied on 09/11/2020 14:08

Posted on 09/11/2020 14:08

The news has certainly had an impact on stock markets around the world with most seeing a 5% gain. 

Good news for my pension fund. smileJust hope it lasts.

Rocky 2 buckets replied on 09/11/2020 14:22

Posted on 09/11/2020 13:27 by EasyT

Maybe. I would guess at front line caring staff getting first call but, if I was giving out the offers The extremely vulnerable would not be next inline as they are probably isolating to a degree and therefore less likely to infect many themselves. With limited vaccine I would rather target such as to reduce spread than sav an individual life

Posted on 09/11/2020 14:22

I think the idea is-each person who has underlying or immuno issues represents a quandary for those who’ve taken a vow to try & save all Human life. The very nature off their issues suggests they have very little chance against the covid virus but the health care professionals will give their all to try & save them. As no one can morally be asked to decide one person is less important than another, add to that they will/could fill beds/ventilators.There lies the quandary, 

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